Injectable Hydrogel Combined with Nucleus Pulposus-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Degenerative Intervertebral Disc in Rats
MRI images and MRI index of different groups. (a) Typical T2-weighted MRI images of different groups preoperation, preinjection, and 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after injection. (b) The MRI index was applied to quantitatively evaluate the rehydration and regeneration of degenerative disc. The H-gel+cell group is the hydrogel+cell group. All data are expressed as the ; the error bars represent the standard deviation of measurements for 6 separate samples ();, compared with control group; , compared with hydrogel+cell group; , compared with cell group.
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